Bayern Munich deny paying crazy fee for Julian Nagelsmann

Bayern Munich deny paying crazy fee for Julian Nagelsmann.(Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich deny paying crazy fee for Julian Nagelsmann.(Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich completed a big deal at the start of the week to appoint Julian Nagelsmann as the new head coach from the start of next season. The German club had a decision to make since Hansi Flick publicly admitted that he wants to leave in the summer.

There was always one candidate that was heavily linked with the club. Nagelsmann has been on the club’s radar ever since the departure of Carlo Ancelotti. However, he slowly and steadily built his reputation as one of the most exciting managers first at Hoffenheim before joining RB Leipzig two years ago.

Apart from being a quality young manager, Nagelsmann also had a connection with Bavaria. The German manager has been a boyhood Bayern fan, and his family also stays in Munich. After missing out on Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel in the past, Die Roten got their man after intense negotiations with RB Leipzig at the start of this week.

The German media has reported that Die Roten is paying a world record fee for Nagelsmann. Most of the outlets have insisted that the fee is close to €25 million, which is almost €10 million more than the previous record. While speaking to AZ this week, Bayern president Herbert Hainer insisted that reported numbers in media regarding the deal for Nagelsmann are not true.

"“We had to reach an agreement with RB Leipzig because Julian Nagelsmann was still under contract there. And don’t believe all the numbers that were rumored.”"

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Hainer also insisted that Die Roten needed a top coach to replace Flick. He believes Nagelsmann has all the qualities that are needed to be a top manager at the biggest club in Germany. He also insisted that Nagelsmann being a Bavarian also strengthens the claim that the club has made the right decision.

Nagelsmann was also heavily linked with Tottenham Hotspurs in the last few days after the English club had parted ways with Jose Mourinho last week. However, Rekordmeister acted swiftly and concluded the talks. An early announcement was made this week, allowing clarity for both clubs as uncertainty will not benefit anyone.

Since Nagelsmann is 33, the German champions will be tieing him down to a five-year deal. A long-term project under one of the best young managers in the world is going to make Die Roten an even more exciting project for players across the globe.

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As of now, Julian Nagelsmann will be hoping to end his time at Leipzig with a trophy. Leipzig is set to face Werder Bremen in the DFB Pokal semi-final later tonight. Nagelsmann is yet to win a big trophy in the first division, so winning DFB Pokal before joining the biggest club in the country will be good for his confidence.